Frances Perkins U.S. Postage Stamps | Face Value 15 Cents | 1980 | Scott 1821

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Face Value 15 Cents | 1980 | Scott 1821

Born in Boston, Frances Perkins became distinguished as a workers-rights activist, and served as the US Secretary of Labor under the Roosevelt administration, the first woman to serve in the Cabinet of a US President. Her efforts pervade every aspect of modern-day labor laws; she was largely responsible for establishment of the minimum wage, overtime laws, social security, unemployment insurance, and the standard 40-hour work week during her tenure as Secretary, the longest tenure of anyone in that role to date and one of only two people to stay in President Roosevelt’s cabinet for his entire time as president. She remained active teaching and lecturing until her death in 1965. She was voted in to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1982. This stamp, issued in 1980, coincided with the renaming of the US Department of Labor headquarters in Washington after her. Show your mail recipients your interest in Women’s History Month using this stamp on your outgoing mail. Interested in more history/famous women stamps to pair with these for postage? Check out our other vintage stamp listings. You will receive a sheet of 50 or a block of 20 of these vintage 15-cent stamps, which can still be used to pay postage on current mail (using additional postage as needed to make up the current first-class rate). All are unused with full gum on reverse; however, due to the age of the stamps, we recommend use of a damp sponge instead of licking the back, or we might recommend using a dab of a permanent glue stick before mailing.

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Shipping Info: We ship our stamps, stickers, and other flat items in a sturdy, flat mailer with tracking for the best protection. Because the post office considers this a “package” and not a flexible envelope, the cost of shipping is subject to package prices. This is the best way to protect your purchase.

T-shirts are shipped in poly mailers.

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